Following a very productive public hearing before the Fairfax Planning Commission last week a decision on the project was scheduled for Thursday, July 28th. We now expect that the Planning Commission will defer a final decision on the Mount Daniel project until September 14, or 15, 2016 (the Planning Commission does not meet in August).

A number of important points and questions were raised by the Commissioners and this deferral will provide ample time for the Commissioners to consider our response to each point in a thorough and thoughtful manner.

We appreciate all of the support from those who spoke and those who attended the public hearing last week. We will communicate the next date once the Planning Commission sets it.

On Thursday July 21st, the FCCPS application to expand Mount Daniel Elementary was back on the agenda for the much anticipated 2232 Public Hearing before the Fairfax County Planning Commission.

The Falls Church School Board has appointed Matt Hills as the next principal of George Mason High School effective immediately. Hills has served as Assistant Principal for the last three years, as well as holding the duties of Principal of the George Mason Summer Academy, and coordinator for the Hybrid Learning Academy and the Dual Enrollment Program.

As we wind down from a very busy year, I want to take a moment to say 'Thank You' to all of our wonderful volunteers who have worked tirelessly on everything from raising funds, serving on an advisory organization, or helping implement new and innovative programs. FCCPS relies tremendously on our School Affiliated Organizations and our community for support, and I am grateful for all that you have done this year on behalf of our staff and students.

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